4 injured in terror attack in Peshawar

4 injured in terror attack in Peshawar

A spokeswomen for two hospitals in the city said they had received a total of nine bodies and were treating some 38 injured, including several in critical condition.

Reportedly, an explosion was also heard amid intense firing.

A heavy contingent of police, Frontier Constabulary (FC) and army surrounded the campus before launching the operation.

The army and local police who were summoned to the scene killed all the attackers, who arrived at the Agricultural Training Institute on Friday by rickshaw, the military's press wing said.

Inter-Services Public Relations informed that two soldiers who were injured during the attack have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital for treatment. The clearance operation was launched afterwards.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistani Taliban, has already claimed responsibility for the attack.

The area where the incident occurred is a hub for educational institutions including the University of Peshawar.

The university had remained closed today as the country celebrates Eid Miladun Nabi (pbuh) while a large number of students were present in the hostel building.

Peshawar police Chief Tahir Khan said the gunmen shot a guard before entering the premises.

Taliban militants stormed a training institute in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Friday, as the country marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.

A wounded student, Ahteshan ul-Haq, told Reuters the university hostel usually houses almost 400 students, but most had gone home for a long holiday weekend and only about 120 students remained.

"I was sleeping in my room with my other colleagues", said student Zulfiqar Ahmad.

In December 2014, a Taliban attack on the army-run school in Peshawar killed 151 people, mostly schoolchildren.

The group seeks the creation of a state ruled by ultraconservative Islamic law, and is loosely tied to the Afghan Taliban, which is waging an insurgency against authorities in Kabul.

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